FlyingArrow wrote:Negrodamus wrote:Eyeamok wrote:With KD's unfortunate injury, this upcoming off season and the 2019-2020 season should be bonkers. Portland, Denver and especially the Rockets have to see a big window of opportunity to finally make it to the finals. Lebron and AD could finally be teaming up for next season, but who will they have as a supporting cast? If the 76ers can gel and avoid playoff sickness they have to feel great about the chance to go up against Toronto (with or without Leonard) or the Bucks, especially if Boston loses Irving. And you never know how injuries or another team coming out of nowhere will effect things.
The NBA finals is a great prelude to the off season and the start of the free agency period and everything that comes after that.
KD's injury likely keeps the scale tilted heavily on the West. There might be a few teams that make a leap in the East, but nothing like what was anticipated to be the super team KD was going to headline.
If Kawhi leaves Toronto, then the Bucks are basically the only team standing in our way of a Finals.
If Kawhi winds up with the Nets, are they as good as the Raptors this year?
Is that under consideration? I figured he was LA or Tor.
That said, the Nets would have more talent in the top four, but I don't know if they have a better team. The infrastructure of this Raptors team is made to compliment Kawhi and beat the contenders in the East. And the Nets frontcourt isn't comparable to the Raptors frontcourt.